+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Last drive before halftime

    Was anyone confused about the way the Giants played on that last drive before halftime.
    On a 3rd and 1 which should have been a first down, except for the fact that the booth inexplicably didn't review the play and Coughlin didn't call a timeout or ask for a measurement.
    Now this from the Post "You weren’t alone if you thought it was a strange call when Eli Manning, on third-and-1 in the closing minutes of the second quarter, threw incomplete downfield to Hakeem Nicks. On the previous play, Manning hit Nicks for 9 yards and Manning admitted he thought he had picked up a first down.

    Anyway, in retrospect nit a big deal but we can't leave points on the board like that against GreenBay.

  2. #2

    Re: Last drive before halftime

    Eli saw where Nicks caught the ball - well past the 1st down marker and never looked over to see that it was still 3rd down as he was in hurry up mode. Not sure why no one on the sideline questioned it though. Mistakes all around for sure. Luckily didn't affect the outcome

  3. #3
    All-Pro jomo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    20,779

    Re: Last drive before halftime

    i heard Eli address this specifically. He said that it was a mistake and it was on him, he should have known better. His recount of the sequence was that he thought they had made the first down. The play call affirmed that in his head because it was also a first down type of call especially with the hurry up worked in there as well. He said that coupling the play call with what he thought was a first down from Nicks, he never thought it was third and short.

    What he didn't say was that the coaching staff also had to believe it was a first down right through the snap or they would have called time out to regroup.
    No one remembers who came in second.

  4. #4

    Re: Last drive before halftime

    I wouldn't expect Eli to know it wasn't a 1st down but certainly the coaching staff should have seen that and called a timeout, we had 2 or 3 left.

  5. #5
    All-Pro TroyArcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    5,222

    Re: Last drive before halftime

    I have a simple question. What was the moron in the replay booth doing? That is his only job to do. everyone watching the play knew it was a horrible spot. Even Aikman & Buck. Inexcusable of the replay booth not to call for a review.

  6. #6

    Re: Last drive before halftime

    [quote user="TroyArcher"]I have a simple question. What was the moron in the replay booth doing? That is his only job to do. everyone watching the play knew it was a horrible spot. Even Aikman & Buck. Inexcusable of the replay booth not to call for a review.[/quote]

    Exactly, again, another horribly officiated game!


  7. #7
    Veteran
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Cliffside Park, NJ
    Posts
    4,781

    Re: Last drive before halftime

    Well Eli said heplayed it likeit was 1st and 10. Coughlinwas quoted after the game as sayingEli knew it was 3rd and 1. So based on this what shall we believe other than the indisputable, undebatable fact that the refs screwed the spotup?
    Over 5500 posts, advanced member, joined March 2002. 1st post (as anonymous) was the day after Super Bowl 35

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts